The BAU travel to Lafayette Parish, Louisiana to work on the case of Sammy Sparks, a ten year old autistic boy who is seen splattered with blood. His parents, Alison and Charlie Sparks, are missing. At the Sparks home, the BAU find evidence that Charlie was shot and has a serious wound. The Sparks recently were issued a large loan to be able to keep their music store, their long time family business, open. As Lafayette Parish is in an area hit hard by the oil spill, anyone who gets a loan is considered to have won the lottery. The BAU therefore believe the Sparks were targeted for the money, and that the unsub knew the family and knew that Sammy would not be able to identify him. They try to decipher Sammy's drawings and his music and piece it to the strict routine by which all the Sparks lived to find the unsub. Meanwhile, two of Prentiss' Interpol colleagues, Tsia Mosely and Clyde Easter, try to track Ian Doyle's movements, while Prentiss considers asking her BAU colleagues for help... Written by
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This episode marks the first time a non-cast member says the bookend quote, in this case being said by criminal Ian Doyle. See more
When Sammy is drawing in the police station, in one shot, the drawing is of squares and triangles surrounding a detailed representation of the tread pattern on the bottom of Agent Rossi's boot in the center of the page, but in the next shot, the page is filled with just squares and triangles, with no boot tread. See more
Honore de Balzac once said, "Most people of action are inclined to fatalism, and most of thought believe in Providence." Tell me, Emily Prentiss, which do you think you're going to be?
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